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English Quiz for IBPS PO / RRB

Directions (Q. 1-5): Which of the phrases 1), 2), 3) and 4) given below each statement should replace the phrase printed in bold in the sentence to make it grammatically correct ? If the sentence is correct as it is given and ‘No correction is required’, mark 5) as the answer.
1. Soon after the Tsunami had killed thousands of people along the coasts of southern India, parliament passes a bill that proposed to set up an institutional mechanism to respond promptly to natural disasters.
1) passed a bill that proposed
2) passes a bill with purpose
3) pass a bill proposing
4) passed a bill which propose
5) No correction required
2. Denial of wages forced scientists and teachers at the agriculture universities throughout the country to go on strike, crippling crucial research that could help the state of agriculture in the country.
1) from going on strike
2) which went on strike
3) on going for a strike
4) for going to strike
5) No correction required
3. In an attempt to boost their profits, many edible oil- producing companies have been engaging themselves in propaganda against commonly used oils and promoting exotic and expensive varieties of oils as more healthier options.
1) as most healthiest options
2) as less healthy option
3) as a healthier option
4) as much healthiest option
5) No correction required
4. Thanks to numerous government initiatives, rural masses which was earlier unaware of the luxuries of urban ways of living are now connected to the same lifestyle.
1) who was earlier unaware
2) which were earlier aware
3) who were earlier conversant
4) who were earlier unaware
5) No correction required
5. Over the last few months, while most industries are busy in restructuring operations, cutting costs and firing, the Indian pharmaceutical and healthcare industry was adding manpower and giving salary hikes.
1) as many industries are
2) while most industries were
3) while many industries is
4) where many industries were
5) No correction required
Directions (Q. 6-10): Rearrange the following sentences (A), (B), (C), (D), (E) and (F) to make a meaningful paragraph and then answer the questions which follow :
(A) While these disadvantages of biofuels are serious, they are the only alternate energy source of the future and the sooner we find solutions to these problems the faster we will be able to solve the problems we are now facing with gasoline.
(B) This fuel can also help to stimulate jobs locally since they are also much safer to handle than gasoline and can thus have the potential to turn around a global economy.
(C) These include dependence on fossil fuels for the machinery required to produce biofuel which ends up polluting as much as the burning of fossil fuels on roads and exorbitant cost of biofuels which makes it very difficult for the common man to switch to this option.
(D) This turnaround can potentially help to bring world peace and end the need to depend on foreign countries for energy requirements.
(E) Biofuels are made from plant sources and since these sources are available in abundance and can be reproduced on a massive scale, they form an energy source that is potentially unlimited.
(F) However everything is not as green with the biofuels as it seems as there are numerous disadvantages involved, which at times overshadow their positive impact.
6. Which of the following sentences should be the FIFTH after rearrangement?
1) A
2) B
3) C
4) E
5) F
7. Which of the following sentences should be the THIRD after rearrangement?
1) A
2) B
3) C
4) D
5) E
8. Which of the following sentences should be the FIRST after rearrangement?
1) A
2) B
3) C
4) D
5) E
9. Which of the following sentences should be the SIXTH (LAST) after rearrangement?
1) A
2) C
3) D
4) E
5) F
10. Which of the following sentences should be the SECOND after rearrangement?
1) A
2) B
3) D
4) E
5) F

Answers:

(1-6) EBDFCA

  1. 3
  2. 4
  3. 5
  4. 1
  5. 2
  6. 1
  7. 5
  8. 3
  9. 4
  10. 2
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